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NM high court affirms breaking-and-entering conviction

In affirming a breaking-and-entering conviction in a 2013 Las Cruces case, the New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that window screens provide protection from intruders and that placing one’s fingers behind a screen is an intrusion.

The state’s highest court on Feb. 25 affirmed the conviction of Anthony Holt, who was found guilty on one count of breaking-and-entering, a fourth-degree felony, by a Doña Ana County jury after a trial in 3rd Judicial District Court in Las Cruces.

Holt was accused of partially removing a window screen from a Las Cruces resident’s home on Dec. 19, 2010, according to court documents. While removing the screen, he placed his fingers behind the screen and “inside an outer boundary of the home.” But he “promptly” fled after being detected by the homeowner.

He was arrested and later indicted by a grand jury on one charge of breaking-and-entering. At trial, his defense sought a directive verdict, arguing that no entry had occurred because he was “interrupted” by the homeowner and “never did get inside” the home, court documents say. But he was found guilty and sentenced to five years and six months in prison.



Interesting... A technical violation...

What's the best example of folks who threw the nastiest dirt in the primaries...

... And then came out to support the eventual nominee?

All this childish news with trump and Rubio just makes me wonder.

Is it worse this time or is it always like this and in the end they all fall in line?

Dem or Republican...

New rule to go with 'No silly hats for Presidential candidates'...

No barking...

Superdelegates Exist to Protect Party Leaders from Grassroots Competition - DWS

Democratic National Committee chair and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz explained the motive behind the Democratic Party’s appointment of unpledged delegates, also called “superdelegates,” who are former party leaders and elected officials who are allowed to ignore the outcome of primary elections’ popular vote totals and instead vote for the presidential candidate of their personal choice at the party’s nominating convention.

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Wasserman Schultz on Thursday, “Hillary Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 22 percentage points, the biggest victory in a contested Democratic primary there since John F. Kennedy, but it looks as though Clinton and Sanders are leaving the Granite State with the same number of delegates in their pockets because Clinton has the support of New Hampshire’s superdelegates, these party insiders. What do you tell voters who are new to the process who says[sic] this makes them feel like it’s all rigged?”

Wasserman Schultz replied, “Well, let me just make sure that I can clarify exactly what was available during the primaries in Iowa and in New Hampshire. The unpledged delegates are a separate category. The only thing available on the ballot in a primary and a caucus is the pledged delegates— those that are tied to the candidate that they are pledged to support, and they receive a proportional number of delegates going into our convention.”

She added, “Unpledged delegates exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists. We are as a Democratic Party really highlight and emphasize inclusiveness and diversity at our convention, and so we want to give every opportunity to grassroots activists and diverse, committed Democrats to be able to participate, attend, and be a delegate at the convention. And so we separate out those unpledged delegates to make sure that there isn’t competition between them.”




Would you be interested in reading the speeches that Hillary gave to Goldman Sachs...

... and do you think they will ever be released?
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